Dr Deane-Peter Baker has been working in the area of military ethics for the last decade.
“Some of my early work was on ethical questions around private military and security companies,” Baker says. “More recently I've been focussing on special operations ethics as well as some work on the ethics of autonomous weapons.”
“There is evidence that training in military ethics does impact battlefield behaviour and potentially leads to fewer unnecessary deaths. So a big focus for me is spreading the word.”
Baker has run a massive open online course (MOOC), a seven-week course called ‘Military Ethics: An Introduction’ that included papers, a book written for the course and...